SEMSDA awards SAMRC scientists for research on NCDs

 Drs Julia Goedecke, Amy Mendham and Tarryn WillmerThree SAMRC scientists were honoured at the Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (SEMDSA)...

Move afoot to legalise industry marketing code equality

Medical device and pharmaceutical marketing code representatives will be meeting with the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) as a collective shortly to finalise...

ALLSA Conference 2022: Report Back: Part 2

The Allergy Society of South Africa’s annual conference took place in Durban from 15 to 17 September. With the theme, Allergies: Behind the Mask,...

Nerve damage in eyes begins long before T2D is diagnosed

New research presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Stockholm, Sweden (19-23 Sept) suggests that damage...

LEGALLY SPEAKING

Legal review of current health care matters*The Pretoria High Court handed down a welcome judgement on 26 August 2022 regarding the funding of Elaprase...

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Murder anniversary, specialist arrest* prompts specialised medico-legal input plea

A recent survey has shown that almost nine out of 10 doctors are concerned about facing an investigation following an adverse patient outcome during...

CVD risk warning with higher artificial sweetener consumption

French researchers have warned that higher artificial sweetener consumption is associated with an increased cardiovascular disease risk. In a study published last week in The BMJ,...

Developing a National Outcome Measurement and Reporting (OMR) Framework

By Dr Andrew Good, Co-founder Southern Africa Outcome Measurement and Reporting Conference (SA OMRC) The all-important 2nd Annual Outcome Measurement and Reporting Conference (OMRC) will be...

Health Squared placed under provisional curatorship

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has given notice that Health Squared Medical Scheme has been placed under provisional curatorship effective from yesterday, Thursday, 8 September...

Greater mortality associated with high ultra-processed food intake

A significant proportion of mortality risk is associated with poor nutrient food intake explained by the level of food processing Diets high in ultra-processed food,...

LEGALLY SPEAKING: a legal view on current health sector matters

The recent announcement by Health Squared medical scheme that it would be applying for voluntary liquidation and that all healthcare cover to its members...

WEBINAR: Power of Technology in Primacy Care*

It has now become quite obvious that the availability of big data within the medical field and its utilisation through the field of machine learning and artificial...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Arrest of KZN surgeon on murder charge...

Cardio for non-Cardiologist at SA Heart 2022

A highlight of the upcoming 22nd Annual SA Heart Congress 2022 in Johannesburg from 27 to 30 October, will be a “Cardio update for...

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Here are some of the articles MedBrief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

Updated PMB codes include those previously omitted, COVID-19

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has released a new, updated PMB Coded List* to accommodate previously omitted (2013) ICD-10 codes and COVID-19. Announced in...

‘Anyone’ handling in-practice patient data subject to POPI Act accountability

While there is a growing awareness of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) and all its ramifications across the board, there are...